A STORY ON ENVIRONMENT IN INDONESIA
"WE ARE PLANTING TREES TO PROTECT COCOA COMMUNITIES AGAINST FLOODING AND REDUCE SOIL EROSION"
By Ibu Siti, farmer and Disaster Risk Unit member
In the Indonesian province of Lampung, many cocoa-growing communities are vulnerable to natural disasters, such as flooding. To address this issue, Cocoa Life partnered with Save the Children and local partner Watala, to provide farmers with free tree seedlings to prevent soil erosion. This program serves as a country template, which will be adapted on a local level according to each community’s needs. Here, community member Ibu Siti discusses her village’s experience and efforts: